Big Pharma Caught in Medicare Drug Scam and Fined $360 Million – Ho-Hum

Crony capitalism, corruption and scandal is so entrenched in the Big Pharma industry that an announcement of a $360 million fine against Actelion, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, in a Medicare scam barely raises an eyebrow.

Actelion Pharmaceuticals, now a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has paid $360 million to resolve claims it donated to a charity called the Caring Voice Coalition to circumvent the Anti-Kickback Statute and pay thousands of Medicare copays so patients would use the company’s pulmonary arterial hypertension drugs.

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